Phishing and other social engineering attacks cost victims more than $ 1.4 million in 2018, according to an Accenture study.
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When hackers start phishing, they get credit card numbers, e-mail passwords and log-in details for the bank, for example. A lot of sensitive information can fall on the hook and the only thing a consumer needs to become vulnerable is a moment of trust in the wrong e-mail, website or payment portal.
The practice is on the rise: an annual study by Accenture found that 85 percent of organizations experienced phishing and social engineering attacks ̵
Related: More than 150,000 US small business websites can be infected with malware at any time. Here's how you can protect yours.
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